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    Unhappy Food for thought.

    Just been sent this, don't know if it's a true story or not but certainly made me think

    I was walking around in a Target store, when I saw a Cashier hand this little boy some money back.



    The boy couldn't have been more than 5 or 6 years old.



    The Cashier said, 'I'm sorry, but you don't have enough money to buy this doll.'



    Then the little boy turned to the old woman next to him: ''Granny, are you sure I don't have enough money?''



    The old lady replied: ''You know that you don't have enough money to buy this doll, my dear.''



    Then she asked him to stay there for just 5 minutes while she went to look a round. She left quickly.



    The little boy was still holding the doll in his hand.



    Finally, I walked toward him and I asked him who he wished to give this doll to.



    'It's the doll that my sister loved most and wanted so much for Christmas.



    She was sure that Santa Claus would bring it to her.'



    I replied to him that maybe Santa Claus would bring it to her after all, and not to worry.



    But he replied to me sadly. 'No, Santa Claus can't bring it to her where she is now. I have to give the doll to my mommy so that she can give it to my sister when she goes there.'



    His eyes were so sad while saying this. 'My Sister has gone to be with God. Daddy says that Mommy is going to see God very soon too, so I thought that she could take the doll with her to give it to my sister.''



    My heart nearly stopped.



    The little boy looked up at me and said: 'I told daddy to tell mommy not to go yet. I need her to wait until I come back from the mall.'



    Then he showed me a very nice photo of him where he was laughing. He then told me 'I want mommy to take my picture with her so she won't forget me.'



    'I love my mommy and I wish she doesn't have to leave me, but daddy says that she has to go to be with my little sister.'



    Then he looked again at the doll with sad eyes, very quietly.



    I quickly reached for my wallet and said to the boy. 'Suppose we check again, just in case you do have enough money for the doll?''



    'OK' he said, 'I hope I do have enough.' I added some of my money to his with out him seeing and we started to count it. There was enough for the doll and even some spare money.



    The little boy said: 'Thank you God for giving me enough money!'



    Then he looked at me and added, 'I asked last night before I went to sleep for God to make sure I had enough money to buy this doll, so that mommy could give It to my sister. He heard me!''



    'I also wanted to have enough money to buy a white rose for my mommy, but I didn't dare to ask God for too much. But He gave me enough to buy the doll and a white rose.''



    'My mommy loves white roses.'



    A few minutes later, the old lady returned and I left with my basket.



    I finished my shopping in a totally different state from when I started.



    I couldn't get the little boy out of my mind.



    Then I remembered a local news paper article two days ago, which mentioned a drunk man in a truck, who hit a car occupied by a young woman and a little girl.



    The little girl died right away, and the mother was left in a critical state. The family had to decide whether to pull the plug on the

    life-sustaining machine, because the young woman would not be able to recover from the coma.



    Was this the family of the little boy?



    Two days after this encounter with the little boy, I read in the news paper that the young woman had passed away.



    I couldn't stop myself as I bought a bunch of white roses and I went to the funeral home where the body of the young woman was exposed for people to see and make last wishes before her burial.



    She was there, in her coffin, holding a beautiful white rose in her hand with the photo of the little boy and the doll placed over her chest.



    I left the place, teary-eyed, feeling that my life had been changed for ever.. The love that the little boy had for his mother and his sister is still, to this day, hard to imagine.



    And in a fraction of a second, a drunk driver had taken all this away from him.



    Now you have 2 choices:



    1) Repost this message, or



    2) Ignore it as if it never touched your heart.



    For those who prefer to think that God is not watching over us.... go ahead and delete this. For the rest of us... pass this on.



    The value of a man or woman resides in what he or she gives, not in what they are capable of receiving.

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    That is truly heart breaking and very moving

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caterman View Post
    Just been sent this, don't know if it's a true story or not.....
    Probably not, but touching nevertheless as there will be families around the world who've been affected (i.e. lives ripped apart) by drunk drivers in circumstances like that.

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    My wife told me one the other day about a young girl who had a very rare blood type and very urgently needed a blood tranfusion to save her life.

    As she had such a very rare type, there was none available in stores to save her life. All her family were tested to see if theirs would be compatible and would therefore save her life.

    Her younger brother's blood was compatible, and as he was so young, his parents sat him down and explained the situation that if she had a transfusion of his blood he would save her life. He agreed.

    During the transfusion, he looked sad and turned to his mum and said 'Will I die straight away mummy?' - he had misunderstood and thought that the transfusion would be ALL his blood and that he would die to save his sister's life, but he agreed to it anyway.


    Again, I don't know if it's true, but it makes you really think what is important in life.

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    serious thought for everybody there

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    Whether they are true or made up, the very content and the story should make anyone think about the way they look at life.

    There are too many people around who judge others without a thought for the situation and the problems they may have

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    As Duncan said, It is more than likely not true. I have seen numerous variations on the theme over the years. But, if it makes you think and helps save one life, then keep it going.
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    Choked me.

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    both moving stories.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caterman View Post
    Whether they are true or made up, the very content and the story should make anyone think about the way they look at life.

    There are too many people around who judge others without a thought for the situation and the problems they may have
    I agree with that statement Tony, sometimes people just get carried away, which they forget the meaning of life and that their is worse of people...

    It is very sad indeed

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